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-- >> for the 44th president of the united states, his position already cemented in the history books, this was the crowning moment. his reward after a bruising campaign, his entry into the even more exclusive club of two-term presidents. >> thank you. >> the presidents' day started with morning services at the place they call, for good reason, the church of the president, st. john's across the street from the white house. across washington, hundreds of thousands of people were already beginning to gather on the national mall. as the obamas left church, choirs performed at the capitol for the early arrivals ♪ ♪ this land was made for you and me ♪ >> back at the white house and following tradition, the president hosted congressional leaders for coffee. ♪ while across town on the inaugural stand, distinguished guests took their places. the justices of the supreme court, former president and mrs. carter, former president and secretary clinton. at mid morning, the presidential procession left the white house and made its the way to the capitol. a journey of just under two miles, t
and russia that he still is interested in a fight. >> reporter: the united nations estimates that the nearly two-year-long conflict has killed 60,000 people. efforts to broker a political deal are deadlocked. >> more syrians will die in 2013 than 2012. it will be a carnage, a bloodbath. >> reporter: activists say one of the deadliest attacks in recent days was at a gas station in damascus, killing nine. around the country, people are suffering, thousands cut off from electricity, water and food. there are hundreds of thousands of refugees, including this woman in a camp in jordan. "bashar only speaks," she says. "if he was right, he would not make us homeless, he would not destroy our homes." today, assad blamed all of his country's hardships on the opposition. he gave no sign he will ever leave syria. and when the speech ended, the resolute president was swarmed. his security team forced to push adoring supporters away. the leadership of the opposition say they won't negotiate as long as assad is in power. and this evening, the u.s. state department responded to the speech, saying this was
that's tied to an auxiliary power unit, a battery pack and there have been other emergency landings and problems with electrical systems over the last few months or so. united airlines has ordered inspections of all of its 787s. most aviation experts believe that these are problems with a high-tech plane but they could also start to undermine confidence in the 787. brian? >> tom costello on the latest problem from san diego tonight, tom, thanks. >>> now to an unwelcome surprise for millions of americans this new year, health insurance premiums that are causing sticker shock, double-digit increases in some places, suddenly a whole lot of families are watching this happen in the era of the so-called affordable care act, better known as obama care. we get an explanation here tonight from nbc's lisa myers. >> reporter: as a pediatrician, dr. jan mayzell knows all about rising medical costs but she was stunned to discover the cost of her own health insurance is going up a whopping 25% this year. >> i'm impacting my ability to retire because i'm depleting my savings to keep this health in
of the united states is saying that. >> reporter: joe scarborough of "morning joe" had an a-rating from the nra when he was in congress. >> the more the nra speaks out after the slaughter of these 20 first graders, the worse they make it for their side. >> reporter: so far, a majority of the house still has a-ratings for their votes from the gun lobby. >> it has clout, because it had members in every state and almost every congressional district and because it's built up a reputation of effectiveness. >> reporter: the question now is whether that will change after the massacre at sandy hook elementary. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> there is breaking news in the air tonight. and it's bad news for boeing. after a slew of problems, the faa has ordered all the new 787 dreamliners grounded for the time being. tom costello covers aviation for us. he's in our washington newsroom tonight with this still-developing story. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. this action essentially ground all 787s around the world, because other governments generally follow the faa's lead. the faa's e
-- >> that i will faithfully execute. >> -- the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: the presidential oath, punctuated by a playful critique from the obama's youngest daughter. >> i did it. >> reporter: the first lady later tweeting, "i'm so proud of him." with the public event tomorrow, why another oath today? the constitution mandates the president's term ends at noon on the 20th day of january. and this year, for only the seventh time, that fell on a sunday. >> i, joseph r. biden, jr. -- >> reporter: vice president biden was sworn in separately this morning by justice sonia sotomayor, the first hispanic judge to administer the oath of office. >> the duties of the office of which i'm about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> reporter: at a preinaugural ball last night, the vice president mistakenly gave himself a promotion. >> i am proud to be president of the united states -- >> reporter: together, the president and vice president also laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier in arlington nation
in the united states senate that deal with those three items. the fourth item has to do with people who essentially lie on background checks, they fail background checks. there were over 71,000 people in 2009 who failed on a background check in an attempt to purchase a gun, but only 44 of those folks were prosecuted. so the president is essentially going to order his justice department to say you know what, don't let these people fall through the cracks, prosecute the laws on the books. and interestingly enough, brian, this is something the nra, this last proposal, is something the nra says it supports. we'll see. this is going to be a tough road to hoe in congress, we know that, but one of the things about this, brian, one gun control activist said to us this is the most sweeping gun proposals since 1968, following the assassinations of r.f.k. and m.l.k. >> thanks, chuck todd at the white house. again, the late word on what we will be able to ascertain will be in the president's announcement tomorrow. >>> here's the other piece of this, elsewhere in the country, independent of the pres
departments in this two days and i've never seen anything like this in the united states. at boston's briggaman's women's hospital, veteran e.r. nurse jana gil has seen it all. >> i've been working here for 27 years in the er. >> but she has never seen a flu season quite like this. >> we have seen a huge increase in patients coming in, with the nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and upper respiratory infections with the fever and cough and body aches. >> i am declaring a public health emergency in the city of boston. >> boston's mayor is warning the threat is very serious. so far this season, there have been approximately 700 cases in this city alone. a ten-fold increase from last year's entire flu season. across the united states, schools in some areas are temporarily closed or postponing extracurricular activities. and it's now so bad that hospitals like the mayo clinic and others are restricting visitors or prohibiting them all together, at least for the time being. and it's getting worse. >> it's come back early and rather fiercely. it's a rather virulent strain so we're having a modera
chris stevens, that the united states consulate in benghazi could not survive a sustained assault. numerous warnings, including personally to me about the security were unanswered or unaddressed. >> reporter: she counted that congress has cut money for security. >> currently, the house has holds on bilateral security assistance, on other kinds of support for anti-terrorism assistance. so we have got to get our act together between the administration and the congress. >> reporter: after a break, the house was even tougher than the senate. >> i think when you have a united states ambassador personally warning about the situation over there, sending this cable to your office, on -- >> if i could -- 1.43 million cables a year come to the state department. they are all addressed to me. >> madam secretary, you let the consulate become a death trap. and that's national security malpractice. >> reporter: throughout the day, the subtext for partisans on both sides, this was not the last act for hillary clinton. >> you will be sorely missed. but i for one hope not for too long. >> madam sec
in an intensive care unit, and as we have seen from these uptick in numbers, 62% less chance of dying. this isn't over. i don't think we're at the 50 yard line yet. we still have a long time until march and april so i would urge people, disregard that, and remember, two out of three times, you're ahead of the game. >> we're trying to be very cautious here in our tight spaces. nancy snyderman, thank you, as always. >>> now to our weather. and as we said, this won't help. it's one of those really unusual days where things seem upside down. it was 20 degrees colder today in san diego than it was in chicago. we have a live look tonight at the university of north dakota and grand forks. that will get your attention. there are more than 12,000 fans expected to attend a hockey game there tonight. they may have a tough time getting there because a blizzard warning is in effect. just one area where travel will be dangerous, just as we all head into the weekend. our report tonight from nbc's miguel almaguer. >> reporter: pounded by snow and sleet, this weekend, much of utah is under a winter storm warnin
. the announcement officially today from the pentagon, women will soon be able to serve in direct combat units. while it's been happening slowly in the field on its own for years during our dual wars of this last decade, and while it will open a huge number of jobs and career pathways for the women who volunteer to serve this country in uniform, it is a huge change in military tradition. a change in the tanks and in the trenches. a change announced at the highest levels today. it's where we begin tonight with our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening. >> reporter: president obama praised the pentagon's decision to open combat roles to women. and of the 152 u.s. service women who died in iraq and afghanistan, he called them patriots, whose sacrifices show that valor knows no gender. with the stroke of a pen, defense secretary leon panetta and joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey today lifted the 20-year ban against women in combat. panetta said the new policy is finally catching up with the brutal reality on the ground in iraq and afghanistan. >> female service members ha
dozens of people were killed. a new report by the united nations puts the death total in syria after 21 months of civil war at 60,000. that is far higher than even the rebels themselves had estimated. >>> here at home, it is back to school tomorrow for the students who survived that horrific shooting at their school in newtown, connecticut, nearly three weeks ago now. their backpacks, desks and other belongings have been moved to a different school in a town six miles away, where neighbors have rolled out the welcome mat, and their classrooms have been precisely recreated. asked about security at the new building, police today said right now, quote, it has to be the safest school in america. >>> the largest natural disaster of 2012, the record drought, is persisting into the new year. and tonight there's big trouble on the mighty mississippi. it's becoming impossible for barges to move on some parts of the river. nbc's kevin tibbles reports on the cargo that is high and dry. >> reporter: the mighty mississippi. so parched and dry that shipping could grind to a halt by week's end. >> we'
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person, in your opinion, who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first -- >> name one. >> i don't know. >> reporter: outside the hearing, senators of both parties were critical. >> i'm going to be candid. i think that chuck hagel is much more comfortable asking questions than answering them. >> i don't think it's going very well. >> reporter: hagel was repeatedly pressed by both democrats and republicans to make clear his commitment to israel's security. >> i strongly support israel. >> reporter: and clarify his stand on iran. hagel had voted against declaring iran's revolutionary guard a terror organization. and today, incorrectly referred to the u.s. policy on iran and nuclear weapons as containment. >> by the way, i've just been handed a note that i misspoke. >> reporter: hagel said he fully backs the president's position that iran cannot be allowed to get nuclear weapons and says the u.s. should talk to iran. >> engagement is not appeasement. engagement is not surrender. >> reporter: and tonight administration officials tell me that while this
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in a difficult fiscal cliff negotiation where he got the tax increases he wanted. the democrats are united but he faces such quick battles particularly over the debt and over gun legislation that he'd like to pursue, there isn't much of a reset, not much of a honeymoon because there's a carryover of toxic atmosphere in washington when it comes to getting big things done. >> you covered the white house about two terms of the bush administration. what does the president, what is the hard reality of his second term in. >> well he builds up a lot of political capital with re-election and that's very freeing for a second term president but the calendar is short. you have a limited amount of time to really drive the agenda and the president would like to get big things done from immigration to energy, but he's going to be facing trench warfare with republicans over the budget, for some time to come. i think that's going to overshadow most of what he does. >> david gregory thanks very much. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues on this saturday, new research about autism and how a small number of childr
for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. of using toothpaste to clean their denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why dentists recommend polident. [ male announcer ] polident. cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. >>> >>> congress may not win any awards for public service this year, but recipients of the congressional medal of honor are another story. they remind us what it means to serve our country in war, but also at home, every day of their lives. nbc's mike taibbi has the story of two veterans who are passing along some hard-won lessons to a new generation, and making a difference. >> reporter: at first
unit needed pronto. like this sergeant who told us via skype from afghanistan that nearborn had shipped plumbing supplies for clothes washers and hot showers. >> it's really nice to be able to take a hot shower, especially with the weather here. >> reporter: there have been scores of thank you e-mails saying the volunteer workers and suppliers had saved lives. but in a way, he has been a sort of don't ask, don't tell, corner master. >> we have never picked up the phone and called the pentagon and said hey, here's what we're doing and how we're doing it. >> reporter: and they have never picked up the phone and called you. >> no, they have not. >> reporter: in the meantime, nearborn is on duty, 24/7. >> we don't know what the next request is going to be. >> reporter: 15 tons of supplies already shipped. more on the way. mike taibbi, nbc news, oakland. >> that's our broadcast for this friday night. thank you for being with us. i'm lester holt. brian williams will be back on monday. in the meantime, i'll see you tomorrow morning on "today." have a great weekend, everyone, and good night. >>
to their congregations. >> this is an opportunity for the faith community and for all americans to unite around the common pain of gun violence. >> reporter: white house officials say the vice president has offered to meet with families who are impacted by the tragedy in newtown. he has said he's aiming to get his proposals to the president by next tuesday. lester? >> kristen, thank you. >>> it's been three years to the day since the massive earthquake devastated parts of haiti. today, former president bill clinton attended a memorial service at a grave in which thousands were laid to rest. while some progress has been made, the suffering continues there on a vast scale. nbc's mark potter is there. >> reporter: three years after the earthquake, the haitian capital is bustling. the downtown rubble is cleaned up. buildings are under repair. the damaged presidential palace has been knocked down, and the famed iron market is again selling goods. still, with 70% unemployment, there are massive problems, and concerns that the promise haiti would be rebuilt better than ever is unfulfilled. jonathan ka
department. >> the united states does not negotiate with terrorists. >> reporter: in texas, friends of a 57-year-old engineer kidnapped in algeria hope he's still alive. >> we were asked every night, he's in our prayers. >> reporter: algerian state news reported 100 out of 132 hostages have been freed with multiple kidnappers and hostages killed. it's not clear how many are still held hostage. those who did escape have shared frightening details of their ordeal. stephen mcfaul told his family in ireland the militants forced him to wear an explosive belt. his young son was overwhelmed by the news that his dad was okay. >> i never want him to go back there. >> reporter: with the fate of dozens of hostages still unknown, there is frustration among some foreign leaders that the algerian government gave them no warning before launching the rescue operation. they weren't told until it was already under way. >> i think the u.s. and other governments would have liked to have coordinated this much better with the algerians to protect the hostages in a way that, frankly, i'm not sure the algerian mil
. it lives on surfaces or on food people touch. the current strain hitting the united states is from australia. it's highly infectious and particularly vicious. >> it can stay alive for long periods of time. and can be transmitted easily to anybody. so it's a small environment with lots of people, and it can get transmitted very quickly. >> reporter: unlike influenza, there is no vaccine, so the best way to get rid of it, disinfecting surfaces with bleach and keeping hands clean. meanwhile, influenza continues to hit people from coast to coast. at the medical center in new york, the staff is working overtime to keep up with flu cases. >> our emergency room has been packed. we are stretched right now. 25% of our daily visits are flu patients. >> reporter: it's a snapshot of what's happening in emergency departments and doctors' offices across the country. flu is in the headlines a lot these days. it started with local outbreaks in october and then became widespread throughout the u.s. and today the centers for disease control is reporting 37 children have died from the flu this season
the scenes back then. this was a country united behind one goal, to topple the dictator hosni mubarak but two years on this country is divided, polarized and for the first time many people here fear the violence is actually threatening the country's very stability. the chaotic moments when anger turned deadly in port saeed. outside the city's jail, dozens were killed as protesters tried to storm it to free prisoners who minutes earlier were sentenced to death in cairo. 21 defendants were convicted for their part in a soccer stadium massacre that killed more than 70 fans one year ago. the verdict was read and relatives of those killed last year showed grief and joy. for them the ruling was just. an investigation concluded last year's deadly rampage was not a spontaneous outburst of crowd violence. many believed it was a conspiracy to kill supporters of a popular soccer team whose fans have been at the forefront of egypt's revolution. a revolution that marked its second anniversary yesterday with deadly clashes in cairo and other cities, a scene quite different than two years ago. under pressur
to choose a local unit which best meets the needs of their families. it would be a big change for an organization that just seven months ago reaffirmed its ban on gays. the new move follows high-profile expulsions, including jennifer torrel, removed last year as a den leader for her son's cub scout pack in ohio because she's gay. that prompted a protest from an eagles scout in iowa, zack walls, who told the democratic convention last summer about being raised by two mothers. and both barack obama and mitt romney said during the campaign that the boy scouts should change the policy. but tonight, the southern baptist convention says it's saddened by the news. churches sponsor well over half the nation's 116,000 local scouting organizations. >> the boy scouts' national board votes on this next week and tonight's insiders predict it will pass handily and then take effect june 1st, brian. >> pete williams in our d.c. newsroom having broken the story earlier today. pete, thanks. >>> and now to our weather, making news again, specifically another huge temperature swing. going on acro
he accomplished for the united states the president kicked off his inaugural festivities by honoring mlk. two days before the eyes of the world are focused on him, today president obama sought to fix the country's collective gaze on martin luther king jr.'s legacy on this national day of service, sprucing up a washington elementary school with the first family, while the vice president and his family helped load goodies bound for fighting service members, veterans and first responders. >> i'm always reminded that he said, everybody wants to be first, everybody wants to be a drum major, but if you're going to be a drum major, be a drum major for service, be a drum major for justice, be a drum major for looking out for other people. >> we want to help the unfortunate families. >> reporter: across the country, they did just that, lending helping hands in orlando, where volunteers built a garden. new york city at a habitat for humanity event and chicago, writing letters and making care packages for troops overseas. >> let's remember what they've done for us. >> reporter: in 2011, 64.3 mi
largely out of public view since the united states anti doping agency moved to vacate his records and institute a lifetime ban for what the agency described as armstrong's role in leading a, quote, systemic, sustained and highly professionalized team-run doping conspiracy. in 2005, armstrong testified under oath that he did not use performance-enhancing drugs during his racing career. over the years, armstrong has weathered a number of challenges in that regard. but the timing of a potential public admission may be rooted on legal grounds, says nbc's justice correspondent, pete williams. >> it's unlikely he would be prosecuted for perjury, because the only statement he made under oath was seven years ago, beyond the statute of limitations. so it's more likely he would face civil lawsuits. >> reporter: for now, boundless questions remain for lance armstrong, whose answers have yet to come, if ever. ron mott, nbc news, boston. >>> the massacre at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, was a month ago today. while we're waiting for washington to weigh in on the subject
on the status of cancer in the united states, the good news is that the death rates continue to drop. people living with all cancers are living longer, now a 20-year trend. and there's more good news. new cases of lung and colon cancers in both men and women dropped. and breast cancer in women has leveled off. but new cases of liver, pancreas, thyroid and kidney cancers are up. attributed in part to our sedentary lifestyle. >> we don't know the exact factors that cause obesity to lead to cancer. we had a lot of theories, we had a lot of science that suggests what the causes may be. but in reality, we don't know for sure. >> reporter: as for cervical cancer, considered by many to be a medical success story due to effective screening methods and early detection, new cases are down, but other hpd related cancers are up, including oral cancers in men and women. >> women in this country are so fortunate to have pap smears readily available to us. hopefully as our medical community moves forward, we'll look toward applying these types of screening techniques toward other types of cancers related t
tax increases for the wealthy, he got those. his party is united but he faces a very difficult environment in washington and immediately after this inauguration, he is back in the brew of a fight over the debt and the fight over the gun legislation that he wants so it's a pretty toxic atmosphere here. >> you covered both terms of the second bush -- of the bush administration. what is the hard reality of a second term for a president? >> time moves quickly. you feel good. you put in the people you want. you have a different attitude of what you can accomplish. you don't have to run. you don't have to campaign anymore, and realize the window is short. the president's got big goals whether it's energy, immigration and he's in the trench warfare yet with republicans with a series of big stand 1y5u6s coming up, starting with the debt ceiling. all of this about the budget which could quickly overtake the second term. >> david gregory, thanks very much. i want to let folks know, tomorrow morning on "meet the press," david will be joined by senator chuck schumer of new york, head of th
evening. good night. >>> right now, an investigative unit exclusive allegations of theft, harassment and much more. a longtime east bay firefighter accused of some serious crimes. >>> this sleepy little town will be way up past its bedtime for a proposed vote on affordable housing. >>> plus, a gated community where one animal is not welcome. the plan to take action over deer in the south bay. >> announcer: nbc bay area news starts now. >>> thanks for joining us. i'm janelle wang. >> i'm jessica geary. he's supposed to be one of the good guys, but an east bay firefighter is under fire himself tonight after police found illegal weapons and thousands of dollars worth of stolen fire equipment at his home. vicky uncovered the details in an exclusive report you'll see only on nbc bay area news. vicky joins us live in the newsroom. >> jessica, these are court documents detailing a disturbing history of harassment, threats and alleged retaliation by fire captain john womont. the fire district has a workplace violence restraining against willmont just as a search of his home turned up 53 guns
and hope as united people toppled a dictator. today, stifling tear gas and plumes of smoke filled the air of a divided country. egypt's police are struggling to cope with the protesters. they, too, have suffered losses and are angry. when the country's interior minister came today to pay his respects to fallen policemen, he was hackled by grieving colleagues and their families. and as it has for the past three days, night fall brought more violence. tonight, outside a luxury five-star cairo hotel. with a predictable-like precision, police charged the crowd, firing tear gas but minutes later, protesters returned, lobbing stones and setting fires to block roads. there are few words president morsi can say to calm these protesters. this man tells me that the president must resign and a new constitution must be written. another says only protests work with a regime that kills its people. president mohamed morsi has invited members of the leading opposition political forces tomorrow for emergency talks on the way out. many people are hoping there will be a breakthrough that could end the four
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